Gov. Scott Announces ATIO USA to Open Manufacturing Facility in Hendry County

On June 21, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

Project Will Create 39 New Jobs in Clewiston HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that ATIO USA, an aluminum recycling and manufacturing company, will open a new facility in Hendry County. Although Minnesota and Tennessee were both considered for the project, Hendry County was ultimately selected as the best location for ATIO […]

Gov. Scott: Northwest Florida Families Should Stay Alert to Flooding, Heavy Rain

On June 20, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott urged families in Northwest Florida to stay alert to possible flooding caused by heavy rain across the Florida Panhandle and provided the following update. Governor Scott said, “With heavy rain impacting much of the Florida Panhandle today, families in Northwest Florida should remain alert to local weather updates […]

Statement from Governor Scott on the Death of FHP Sgt. William Trampas Bishop

On June 18, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. —Today, Governor Rick Scott released the below statement following the heartbreaking death of Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Sergeant William Trampas Bishop last night. Governor Scott said, “We are heartbroken to learn of the death of 30-year veteran FHP Trooper Sergeant William Trampas Bishop while on duty in Alachua County. Ann and I are […]

Gov. Scott: Southwest Florida Added Nearly 3,000 Jobs Over the Year

On June 16, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

  NAPLES, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Southwest Florida area added 2,900 new private-sector jobs in the last year. Naples area businesses added 2,000 new jobs and the area’s unemployment rate was 3.7 percent, dropping 0.4 percentage point in the past year. Fort Myers area businesses created 900 new jobs and […]

Gov. Scott: Pensacola Area Added More Than 3,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On June 16, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Pensacola area added 3,100 new private-sector jobs in the last year. The area’s unemployment rate was 3.9 percent, down 0.5 percentage point from a year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 21,900 new jobs in May and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent, the lowest […]

Gov. Scott: Jacksonville Area Added Nearly 23,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On June 16, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Jacksonville area added 22,700 new private-sector jobs in the last year. Jacksonville’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in May, down 0.6 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 21,900 new jobs in May and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent, the […]

Gov. Scott: West Palm Beach Area Added More Than 13,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On June 16, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the West Palm Beach area added 13,500 new private-sector jobs in the last year. The area’s unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in May, dropping 0.5 percentage point in the last year. Statewide, Florida businesses created 21,900 new jobs in May and the unemployment rate […]

Gov. Scott: Miami Area Added Nearly 24,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On June 16, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Miami area added 23,900 new private-sector jobs in the last year. The unemployment rate in Miami was 4.7 percent in May, down 0.5 percentage point from a year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 21,900 new jobs in May and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 […]

Gov. Scott: Fort Lauderdale Area Added Nearly 29,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On June 16, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Fort Lauderdale area added 28,900 new private-sector jobs in the last year, the third-highest number of jobs among all metro areas. Fort Lauderdale’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in May, dropping 0.5 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 21,900 new […]

Gov. Scott: Tampa Area Added More Than 41,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On June 16, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TAMPA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Tampa area added 41,600 new private-sector jobs in the last year, the second-highest number of jobs among all metro areas. Tampa’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent, down 0.5 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 21,900 new jobs in May and the […]